Maryland, you probably know that a tummy tuck is a great option after weight loss or following pregnancy. However, there are a few aspects of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) you probably aren’t familiar with. More than just a superficial tightening of the tummy area, a tummy tuck can tackle several issues other surgeries cannot.
Often, people think of an abdominoplasty as a fix for women who want to restore their midsection after pregnancy. Perhaps surprisingly, a tummy tuck is a great option for men too. Men who have lost a lot of weight or noticed midsection changes with age can also benefit from a tummy tuck. Women who haven’t had children can also benefit or the same reasons men can.
Stretched out skin or scars in certain locations may be able to be removed during surgery. Although a tummy tuck is not done for the sole reason of removing stretch marks, it often does happen. During a tummy tuck skin is removed, and if that skin has scarring or stretch marks, they go with it!
Though the procedure itself doesn’t improve your health, many people find that they lead healthier lives following a tummy tuck. In addition, the immediate cosmetic results from a tummy tuck inspire patients to lead healthier lives in order to preserve their results.
Because an abdominoplasty tightens the muscles of the abdomen, strain is reduced on back muscles. Not surprisingly, this reduces back pain. According to a recent study, patients found improvement with urinary incontinence as well.
For men and women experiencing stubborn areas of fat, excess or sagging skin, and lax abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can be a great option. The surgery restores the integrity of the abdominal muscles, tightens the skin, and removes excess fat. Overall an aesthetically pleasing contour is given to the midsection.
If you’re wondering whether a tummy tuck is the right option for you, schedule a consultation with Lynch Plastic Surgery.